521STUDIES site launch

We are proud to announce the launch of our official site,

Go check it out at 521studies.com

Alfresco Case Study: The New York Philharmonic

Find out how The New York Philharmonic is preserving history digitally using Alfresco. This documentary-style video describes how the Alfresco software platform is at the core of New York Philharmonic's efforts at digitizing and archiving its collection of music scores and other assets from 1842 through today.

Perka Demo

This is a video for an app called Perka.
It replaces all of those rewards cards in your wallet.

Music by: Jon Yu

Alfresco Adventures: Morocco

I traveled with twenty Alfresco employees to Morocco to climb Mt. Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Here is a sneak peek at some of the footage I got from the trip.

Be sure to watch it in HD!

Alfresco DevCon 2011

A promo video for Alfresco's DevCon.
I collaborated on it with these guys.

Graphic Design by: Joshua Gajownick
Music by: Jon Yu

Preamble: No Trespassing

This short video is the Preamble to the video installation, 'No Trespassing.'

The archival footage of Gil Scott-Heron (R.I.P.) is from Episode 306 of the award winning series, The 90's. This episode is called, "Race and Racism - Red, White and Black," by Skip Blumberg.

The installation revolves around the modern day ruins of Saint Agnes Hospital, operating for over fifty years as one of the only African American hospitals in the southeast, before closing in 1961.

Below is an image of the hospital before it began to deteriorate:

Music by Christina Vantzou, '11 Generations Of My Fathers,' from the wonderful Ghostly international compilation, SMM: Context

Hopscotch 2010 recap video

The Independent Weekly's
Hopscotch Music Festival
Sept 9-11, 2010 in Raleigh, NC


Assistant editor:



Heart To Tell

This video was filmed at The Pour House, in Raleigh, NC.
Help from: Jason Arthurs as DP and With/ on Design.

Resident Tourist

This video was conceived as a looping video installation, to be viewed on the streets of downtown Raleigh as part of the Home/Journeys exhibit for the Block Gallery, curated by Niell Prewitt. The piece visually compares the streets of Raleigh to those of China (specifically Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shen Yang, and Tianjinn).

Type design by Something Pressed.


Future Islands at Nightlight on 03/06/2010, Playing a song called, "An Apology" off their new record which comes out soon.

I filmed it with a Canon 7D, Nikon 50mm 1.2
Worked with SomethingPressed on the type design.

Open Source for America

This is a piece I worked on with the non profit group, Open Source for America. They act as a unifying force for the open source community and provide a consistent voice on governmental issues related to open source and open standards. Check them out here:
Open Source for America.

Worked with Libby Levi, on the graphic design.

Women and Children First

Women and children first is a protocol used in marine disasters, most famously the sinking RMS Titanic. The desperate saying suggests that men have a better chance of surviving a coming catastrophe than women. It is by no small coincidence that Shaun Richards chose this motto as the title for his newest exhibition which opened at Flanders Gallery in 2009. This is a trailer for that show.

Type design by Something Pressed.

The Death of Kings

This film documents the last night of Kings Barcade at it's old location on McDowell Street next to Poole’s Diner, in Raleigh, NC.

“If you were there that night, then you remember being drunk – epic drunk – and laughing and crying and the dust and the boys kicking in the walls, tearing the sheetrock down, destroying the club we all loved from its insides. And for some reason that was necessary.” – Kelly Crisp of The Rosebuds

The Bain Project

Letterpressed poster designed by SomethingPressed.

The Bain Project was a site-specific art installation exploring Raleigh’s historic E.B. Bain Waterworks. On view throughout Bain were installations and performances of 12 artists who worked collaboratively in the space for 9 months. The building and the accompanying temporary art was open to the public on two consecutive weekends in May 2009.

Find out more about it here: The Bain Project

This is a short excerpt from the silent 17 min piece, that was part of my installation at Bain, see pictures below.

Egological (excerpt)

This is an excerpt from a documentary I directed in 2002, following the construction of an art installation called Crowsfield.

I directed, shot, edited and animated this film.
Music by Ben Crawford.
Graphic design by Emmet Byrne.

North Hills Study 1

A work in progress, the first of multiple studies of footage filmed in 2002 of North Hills Mall, in Raleigh, NC. after it was abandoned and before it was demolished.

music by Mount Weather.

We are Here

The open source movement continues to grow globally, far beyond the data center, here are just a few of those places you might find the linux community.

After traveling around the world with Red Hat, I edited all the footage, and worked with an animator, musician and graphic designer to create this video to illustrate the reach of open source.

Truth Happens

A history of innovation and open source technologies, told through the words of the detractors, who inevitably are proven wrong, because truth happens.

I edited, scored, and created this video for a conference on open source.
This was made for Red Hat.

Switzerland, Safe

A collaboration with The Rosebuds.

The song is called 'Silja Line,' and can be heard on their record, 'The Night of the Furies.' Half of the footage was filmed on a train going to Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the other was with an avid miniature train collector and builder in Swansea, Wales.

The Rosebuds - Get Up Get Out (live)

Summer '08, The Rosebuds played a block party/cookout for friends and family in Raleigh, NC. This is one of the songs filmed in one take, in the process I stumbled upon some wonderful moments.